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WVU Revenge Falls Short

West Virginia's desire for revenge came up a bit short as the Mountaineers (3-4, 1-3) fell to Texas Tech, 37-27, on Saturday afternoon in Morgantown.

It was a frustrating day for the 'Eers.

The Red Raiders (7-0, 4-0) were led by freshman quarterback Davis Webb, who completed 36-of-50 passes for 462 yards and two touchdowns. Both of those scores were to tight end Jace Amaro, who finished with 9 catches for 136 yards.

Texas Tech looked to be running away with the game, going up 13-3 with quarter Davis Webb scampering toward the end zone to go up 20-3 just before the half.

Instead, the Mountaineer defense forced a fumble, that Isaiah Bruce recovered at the one-yard line. West Virginia drove right down the field thanks to three big third down plays, culminating in a 38-yard touchdown run by Dreamius Smith, to cut the lead to 13-10.

On the ensuing kickoff return, West Virginia forced a fumble and Brandon Napoleon recovered. The Mountaineers could not move the ball, but Josh Lambert was still able to tack on a field goal to tie it at 13-13 at the break.

After halftime, West Virginia methodically moved the ball down the field with a nice blend of run and pass, finishing things off with a four-yard swing pass to Charles Sims to take a 20-13 lead.

Texas Tech quickly moved down field, but was forced to settle for a field goal.

On the next drive, WVU moved the ball easily again, going 72 yards in 2:48 to score another touchdown - this one a 12-yard Smith run - to take a 27-16 lead.

That was the end of the Mountaineer offense, though, as WVU punted on their next four possessions, with three of them being three-and-outs.

Texas Tech, meanwhile, was able to push the ball with a steady dose of short passes and big plays from tight end Jace Amaro, scoring two touchdowns - both one-yard runs - to take a 30-27 lead.

Webb tacked on one more touchdown pass to Jace Amaro with 1:01 left int he game to extend the lead to 37-27.

Clint Trickett finished 26-of-40 for 256 yards and a touchdown, while Dreamius Smith totaled 16 carries for 89 yards and two touchdowns. Fellow running back Charles Sims added 15 carries for 77 yards, and seven catches for 32 yards and a score.

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